Rockin' recovery smoothie
Food editor Linzi B whizzes up a recovery drink that's packed with multi-tasking ingredients
Drink a recovery smoothie before you reward yourself with sweet or beer-flavoured treats and you're more likely to reduce post-ride tiredness and dehydration. This Rockin’ Recovery drink (pineapple barbell optional) is just the ticket, with protein-packed chia seeds, almond milk and peanut butter working wonders for tired muscles. Coconut water and pineapple provide hydration, vitamins and a tropical taste.
Ingredients (serves 2)
1tbsp chia seeds
100ml coconut water
100ml almond milk
2tbsp peanut butter
1/2 small pineapple, cubed (or a 227g
tin of pineapple in natural juice, drained)
In a bowl, combine the chia seeds and coconut water and set aside for 10 minutes (or overnight, if you want to be prepped).
Transfer to a blender along with the remaining ingredients and blitz. Add a handful of ice, blitz again and pour into a glass to serve.